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Teaches Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele

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Current Projects

I am working on my self-recorded album of originals...


Colorado State University B. Music Education 1980, University of New Mexico M. Music in Guitar Performance 1983

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)


Musical Interests

Everything, Americana (I call it Hipster Folk)- Decemberists, Blues, Trad. Country-- Hank Merle Wilie, Classic Rock, Alternative Smashing Pumpkins Nirvana, World Music, Afro-Pop Fela Kuti, Jazz --Wes Montgomery Jim Hall

Favorite Bands

Blind Pilot, The Decemberists, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst), Frank Sinatra, Weezer, The Band, The Beatles, Bill Frisell, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Conway Twitty, Damien Rice, David Bowie, Dwight Yoakum, Hank Williams, Herbie Hancock, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Jeff Beck, Jim Hall, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Merle Haggard, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Pretenders, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, U2, The Ventures, The White Stripes, Willie Nelson, World Party

Teaching Experience

I've been teaching guitar since I waas 19; I'm now 59--you do the math ;-), I've taught music in public schools from K-12, I've taught guitar electric bass ukulele bass uke band instruments and strings.

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical Guitar, Blues, Country, Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz

Areas of Instruction

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Favorite Instruments

Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Bass Ukulele, Ukulele, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Latin Percussion

Performance Experience

Lead Guitarist The Tiki Lounge Lizards (Surf Band), Bass Guitar Whiskey Alley (Country), Electric Bass & Bass Uke in many Jazz combos, Bass Guitar --Toothless Phil Band (originals)

About Jimmy

I've been teaching since 1980 in a variety of settings- music stores, my own studio, and public schools. I've taught everything from Beginning Band, Ukulele, Guitar and Orchestra.

I love working with children of all ages  (I've had studenta from 5 to 85!), and I specialize in teaching good fundamentals to students- technique, music reading, and music theory. But I also teach "lick-by-lick" lead guitar and bass, if that's what the student wants.

My formal background is in classical guitar but I've also played bass guitar for many years and I play electric guitar and ukulele, mostly for fun! I'm also a decent sax player & have played that in a couple of groups, but I play mostly for my own pleasure. Since I love a wide variety of music, I've always tried to keep my rock, blues, and jazz chops up.

On a typical day you might find me working on a Bach Cello Siute in the morning, going through a set of country tunes in the afternoon, then playing bass uke with a jazz combo.

Come see me if you or your child wants a great, experienced teacher who loves to teach!

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